laxation

noun
lax·a·tion | \lak-ˈsā-shən \

Medical Definition of laxation 

: a bowel movement the danger of absorption of toxic amounts of mercury if laxation does not occur after taking calomelUnited States Dispensatory, 27th ed.

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